By Jeff Salter
In the 29 months I’ve been on this group blog, 4F1H, I’ve already written two father’s day columns.
In 2011, it was dedicated to my father, Simon A. Salter [1920-2003] and included a poem I wrote for him while he was still living.
In 2012, it was dedicated to my father-in-law, Charles A. Williams [1925-2008] and included a poem I wrote for him while he was still living.
So, I’m a bit at a loss how to tackle the subject any differently. I’m meeting new folks in cyberspace practically every day, so it’s quite possible that many of you never saw either of these previous tributes to the men who have been dads to me. I hope you’ll check out one or both … and get a sense of how I felt about these men in my life. [I never met either of my grandfathers, since both died before I was born, so I don’t have any of those experiences to share.]
My tribute to their generation
Something that is new, however, is my recently published tribute to the greatest generation, which definitely included both my father and father-in-law. In fact, some of their characteristics and/or experiences inspired characters in my new novel, Called to Arms Again. My story celebrates the spirit, patriotism, and grit of the people who struggled to survive during the Great Depression and sacrificed – abroad and at home – during World War II. It’s only $2.99 on:
or at my publisher’s website (in a variety of e-formats) — AstraeaPress.com,